A new easy-to-use iPhone app for the food industry was released
The Establishment Number Finder App is the first iPhone app
dedicated to searching a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) product
establishment number. The new app offers instant access to a product’s
manufacturer and provides further information about that company. In
addition to identifying the company, the app offers its address,
telephone number and web address.
All containers of meat, poultry and egg products must be labeled with a
USDA mark of inspection and establishment (EST) number, which is
assigned to the plant, where the product was produced. The establishment
number may appear on the package within the USDA mark of inspection. Or,
it may appear elsewhere on the exterior of the package container or
package labeling. Users simply type a product’s establishment number
into the app and discover the producer or manufacturer of the product.
By clicking on the identified source, the Establishment Number Finder
App also allows users to view the company’s location using Apple
Maps or directly connect to the company’s telephone number or link to
the company’s website using Safari.
The app was designed to be customized for every individual. The
Establishment Number Finder App allows users to save any
establishment number previously searched, as well as an option to
quickly note information regarding the product. Users may also take of
picture of the product which will automatically appear along with any
additional company information that can be easily saved and stored.
The Establishment Number Finder App will offer frequent updates
throughout the year including the addition of new companies in the food
industry and background information. The Establishment Number Finder
App can be found in the Apple App Store.
Questions or comments about The Establishment Number Finder App can
be directed to: email@example.com.
The new iPhone app was developed by Edward M. Bleka, Jr. a freshman and
finance major at Chicago’s DePaul University.
According to Bleka, “Each day members of the food industry as well as
consumers and restaurant chefs find themselves searching for the source
of a food product. This new app provides all the information needed at
the palm of your hand.”
Bleka has been involved with the food business at an early age. He works
as intern at Quantum Foods, LLC.